Dr. Georges Samara is the winner of the extraordinary doctorate award (2017-2018), the best family business paper award (Academy of Management, 2019), and more than ten international best research paper nominations and awards. Georges is a former visiting scholar at Florida International University, and he is currently in the professorial track at the University of Sharjah.  He is also the global research champion for the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) project. His main areas of research are family business management and ethical and socially responsible business behavior. His research has been published in reputable journals such as Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management Review, Business Horizons, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Business Ethics: A European Review, the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Management Decision, Journal of Organizational Change Management, and Journal of Family Business Management.

He serves as Editor in Chief for Business Ethics: A European Review, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Family Business Strategy, and he has been recognized as an outstanding reviewer by the Journal of Business Research.